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  • #251320
    Plastic Percy
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    I figured it’s the same reason as to why Rimmer identifies himself as First Technician in Trojan. Although Doug had previously incorrectly identified novel Rimmer as Second Technician in Last Human.

    #251322

    On that “you killed the crew point” – Kryten goes on to say something along the lines of “and it was the same on the SS Augustus” … so presumably Kryten was assigned to a ship for long enough for the entire crew to die of old age, but still be close enough to Earth to be picked up by someone and re-assigned to the Nova 5, where he inadvertently kills them billions of light years from home after he washed the inside of the computer.

    #251323

    Why, if there are cinemas on Red Dwarf, and monitors in all of the living spaces, is Lister watching a film in the drive room in Confidence and Paranoia?

    #251324
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I’m only going by the show, but the first crew death doesn’t need to be of old age, although that would be pretty funny, Kryten being assigned to two ships in a row where all of the crew age to death and he doesn’t understand. It would be utterly tragic if he had any concept of death before Rimmer points it out to him

    #251325
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    well actually the language Lister uses would make it very strange for both deaths not to have happened in similar fashions, but hey ho.

    #251326
    Spare Hand One
    Participant

    Why, if there are cinemas on Red Dwarf, and monitors in all of the living spaces, is Lister watching a film in the drive room in Confidence and Paranoia?

    I always kinda liked that. It’s a silent and short-hand way of saying that, for better or worse, he has the run of the ship now. Once formal or professional spaces are now stripped of their meaning.

    #251327
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    He’s lazy, I couldn’t be arsed going all the way to the cinema every time I wanted to watch something. Plus the drive room is cosy

    #251328
    Dave
    Participant

    There’s that food machine in the Drive Room (well sometimes, anyway), so if he’s eating and drinking then maybe that’s more convenient.

    #251329
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Given that the Drive Room appears to be modular, it seems like a pretty good place for that kind of stuff

    #251330
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    He’s watching Netflix.

    #251495
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    With the Red Dwarf cinemas, I presume that when the crew was around that a crewmember had to put money/tokens in a machine before a film would be shown. So the Four would have to ask Holly to override the systems in order for a film to be shown for free?

    #251496
    Dave
    Participant

    I presume it was free and on demand like everything else.

    #251522

    I presume it was free and on demand like everything else.

    Which is only the case right up until Officer Rimmer, when suddenly the crew have “tv packages”.

    If we roll that back and assume it’s always been the case, then it would make sense that Holly overrode everything for Lister post accident.

    In fact, in Queeg it’s shown that the dispensing machines need credits to use and Holly is responsible for overriding that.

    If everything was free and on-demand, what would be the point of a cinema at all? Other than the cinema experience I guess.

    #251523
    Dave
    Participant

    Yeah, I was going to mention Queeg – my meaning was that post-accident Holly had made everything free for them, and Queeg makes that pretty clear. Presumably pre-accident it would cost a certain number of credits or dollarpounds.

    #251524

    Mind you, Lister gets a chicken soup without credits or any kind of technician token at the start of The End.

    #251525

    It’s Rimmer that orders it right just after he fixes the machine. Presumably techs get to use the machines for testing as much as is reasonable whilst they’re on duty.

    #251526
    Dave
    Participant

    I think there’s a Big Finish spinoff in this.

    #251527

    Todhunter uncovers an underground black market meal racket, involving technicians ordering food from vending machines whilst on duty, on their duty test system, and re-selling at lower credit prices than the machines usually dispense them for. Hilarity ensues.

    #251528
    Dave
    Participant

    “THE VEND”

    #251529
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    In MeSquared, there’s an actual sit-down cinema room, and in another episode Kryten indicates to the Cat that that the RD cinema system shows cartoons (Warner Bros.? MGM?) before the movie.

    #251530
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    What are they watching on in Holoship? From memory it looks like they’re all just sitting on some boxes or plastic chairs or something in front of a little TV

    #251531

    It’s a little portable TV isn’t it? Like the one they have in the bunk from 3 onwards … because the screen is in totally the wrong place to be useful in the quarters, though good for getting Holly in shot on camera.

    #251532

    Yeah, portable TV on Starbug.

    I love the shitty, lo-tech vibe of the BBC era. Get rid of that widescreen shite on the bunkroom walls and bring back this stuff.

    #251533

    Same. I like the modern era sets, but the hi-fi tech stuff is too much. The new medi/science room is so flashy

    Give me grimmy, run down ship with big mechanical keyboards and old CRT monitors

    Make it look like it has been thrown together out of parts for industrial use

    #251534
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    No, don’t

    #251535
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Nah, both the original and the new sets are just adhering to the technological trends of when they were made. Maybe in 30 years time the Dave era will look just as quaint for still using flatscreens instead of whatever we’ve got then.

    #251536
    Ridley
    Participant

    Cataracts.

    #251558
    si
    Participant

    Those last two posts present a perfect G&T conversation.

    #251563
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    What do you guys think of Series VIII?

    #251564
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    What’s an iguana?

    #251565
    Hamish
    Participant

    Who’s eating this chicken?

    #251566

    Why is Lister constantly trying to fuck his mum in VII and VIII?

    #251567
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Incest is fine in the future, partly because medical advancements have removed the possibility of birth defects, and partly because there is (VIII notwithstanding) literally no one else

    #251568
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    Are we sure that the Kanitawowi are not relatives of the Ewoks? they are just as annoying…

    #251569
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    I do rather like the VIII sets. They seem to mesh the Ocean Grey and the white plastic of previous years.

    #251570

    Incest is fine in the future, partly because medical advancements have removed the possibility of birth defects, and partly because there is (VIII notwithstanding) literally no one else

    You’re saying that, if trapped in the future, with your mum as the only company, you’d lust after her? Is that what you’re saying Ben you filthy mite?

    #251571
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I wouldn’t, no, but I’m not Lister. And I didn’t have a short relationship with my mum and then pine after her unrequitedly for years and years before ever finding out she was my mum in some fucked up sci-fi time shenanigans, either.

    #251597

    Can you prove it?

    #251632
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    In White Hole, why did they send Rimmer – who can’t touch anything – to gather supplies with Kryten? Cat or Lister should have gone, as then they’d be able to bring back twice as many supplies as they do.

    #251663

    I suspect they sent Kryten, but Rimmer went to oversee he did a good job like the sort of petty middle manager that he is.

    #251666
    Dave
    Participant

    Presumably they needed to concentrate all the key life-support functions for Lister and Cat in a relatively small location. They probably didn’t have enough emergency power to heat the ship throughout the route they would have had to travel on foot to get supplies.

    #251667
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    What does middle manager mean?

    #251669

    Cat and Lister probably sent Rimmer because they didn’t want to be stuck in a room with him for longer than absolutely necessary.

    #251725
    Bezzy
    Participant

    What is Listers goal these days? His plan was to return to Earth but is it still his goal?
    Or is Lister on the hunt for Kochanski these days? It’s not really specified anywhere.

    #251726
    Bezzy
    Participant

    What happened to Snacky?

    #251750
    Dave
    Participant

    Dead

    #251752
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Red Dwarf is so big and Snacky is so slow that he could be roaming the ship desperately trying to find somebody for years

    #251789
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    How do you ride a horse?

    #251791
    si
    Participant

    Carefully.

    #251804
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    Hey! Let’s hit it and see what happens!

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